Convair 580/Canadair CC-109
The Canadair CC-09 Cosmopolitan was started in September of 2011.  The basic airframe was made from enlarged and modified Don Smith plans.  The plane has a wingspan of 200" and is going to be powered with Evolution 80's.  It has landing gear developed and constructed by my good friend Bob Walker. The plan is to use the 4 bladed props seen below to gain enough clearance for grass.
For a great video of 3rd flight by Rich Behrend, click here
Late October, 2011
January 15, 2012
February 17, 2012
March 5, 2012
May 10, 2012